4503.172 Exemption of volunteer rescue service vehicles from fees or taxes.

(A) As used in this section, "volunteer rescue service organization" means any organization of volunteers organized to perform as an emergency medical service organization as defined in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) A motor vehicle titled in the name of a volunteer rescue service organization and used solely in the transaction of the business of the organization may be registered without the payment of any registration fee and service fee required by sections 4503.02 and 4503.10 of the Revised Code, and without the payment of any applicable county or municipal motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code. In applying for registration of such a motor vehicle, a member of a volunteer rescue service organization shall sign an affidavit, prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles, stating that the vehicle is to be used solely in the transaction of the business of the organization, and shall present satisfactory evidence of certification of the rescue service organization by the department of public safety.

Upon receipt of such evidence, affidavit, and application for registration, the registrar shall issue the applicant permanent license plates.

Effective Date: 11-24-1995